Graybar Among Tops to Sell For Now

ST. LOUIS, December 15, 2010 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, was recently named one of the 50 Best Companies to Sell for Now and one of the 500 Largest Sales Forces in America by Selling Power magazine.

Selling Power identified and ranked the best companies to sell for among the largest sales forces in the United States. They focused on compensation, training and career mobility. The magazine ranks the top 25 service companies and the top 25 manufacturing companies. Graybar ranked 22nd in the service category, up one spot from last year.

In addition, Selling Power ranked companies according to the estimated number of salespeople they employ. The 2010 listing includes the top 200 companies in the service industry, the top 200 companies in the manufacturing industry, the top 50 insurance companies, the 30 largest direct-selling companies and the top 20 automotive-dealer organizations as identified by the magazine's research team. Graybar ranked 96th in the service category, moving up 22 spots from last year.

"As an employee-owned company, we strive to not only be the best-in-class distributor in our industry but also one of the best companies to work for," said Kathy Mazzarella, Graybar's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "These rankings recognize how our sales organization works to the advantage of our customers and suppliers."